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Welcome to  the website of the Press Council of Ireland and  Office of the Press Ombudsman. 
Established in 2008, we consider complaints about newspapers (print and online), magazines and online-only news publications - view our full list of member publications.

We are independent of government and the press.

There is no charge for making complaints.

The standards our members commit to can be found in the Code of Practice of the Press Council.

We cannot consider complaints about publications that are not members of the Press Council of Ireland, or complaints about broadcasting or advertising.

We also promote press freedom and the right to freedom of expression.

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Recent Decisions and News

Annual Report 2019 of The Press Council of Ireland and Office of the Press Ombudsman

The Press Council of Ireland and Office of the Press Ombudsman today launched their Annual Report for 2019.  Read on

COVID 19

The Office of the Press Ombudsman is operating in line with Government advice on Covid-19, and our operations are being delivered by staff working remotely.  We remain open for any advice or assistance you may require in matters relating to the press.   If you wish to contact the Office our usual telephone and email details apply: telephone (01) 648 9130 emai [email protected] Read on